4 Songs, 17 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

45 Ratings

45 Ratings



Taco has talent but is using the wrong material. Why did you try to come back with four different versions of the same hit, as it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. The gentleman who sings so nicely should give Taco back to the bell or to the retired chihuahua.
My suggestion is this you might be able to successfully make a come back in the music business, but nest timr use new material and your real name. Come on you have more imagination than that be more creative.

puttin' on the ritz


I really like the song. I think it is really good. I do agree that it is really silly that they made 4 versions of almost the same exact song (excluding the piano performance, ) but out of all of the different versions of the song that are on itunes, I think this is the best one. I am not sure why they made a whole cd devoted to one song, but I do love the song.

puttin on the ritz

jimmy j

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About Taco

Taco scored his one and only pop hit in 1982 with a faithful rendition of the Irving Berlin chestnut "Puttin' on the Ritz." Born Taco Ockerse in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 21, 1955, he recorded "Ritz" in Germany in 1981; a year later, the song (originally popularized by Fred Astaire) hit the upper reaches of the U.S. pop charts, accompanied by a video depicting the singer decked out in a bow-tie-and-tails ensemble emblematic of the Depression-era movie musicals his image strived to emulate. Taco's debut LP, After Eight, contained other recreations of 1930s hits, as well as original material in the same vein; however, the market for such stuff was clearly limited, and after a 1984 follow-up, Let's Face the Music, he disappeared from the charts for good. ~ Jason Ankeny

Jakarta, Indonesia
July 21, 1955



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